guidepost

noun
guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

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Examples of guidepost in a Sentence

The guidepost said that the camp was to the left.
Recent Examples on the Web The book became a guidepost for the craft cocktail movement that emerged across the country and throughout the world. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Gary Regan, ‘Joy of Mixology’ author who helped lead cocktail revolution, dies at 68," 23 Nov. 2019 Using those guideposts, the PTO has refused to register marks communicating 'immoral' or 'scandalous' views about (among other things) drug use, religion, and terrorism. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations," 24 June 2019 The book became a guidepost for the craft cocktail movement that emerged across the country and throughout the world. BostonGlobe.com, "‘‘The Joy of Mixology’’ sought to raise the job of bartending to a profession built on time-honored standards. The book became a guidepost for the craft cocktail movement that emerged across the country and throughout the world.," 25 Nov. 2019 Armed with some solid reference material that laid out the guideposts of how developing civilizations became civilizations, Meier and his team knocked together some early Civ prototypes. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Video: Ars talks Civilization with the man himself: Sid Meier," 23 Sep. 2019 This week in the night sky Moon buzzes the Beehive: After dark on Saturday, look in the eastern sky for the waning gibbous moon, which will act as a guidepost to hunt down the bright Beehive star cluster in the constellation Cancer, the crab. National Geographic, "Is the sun getting stranger?," 11 Dec. 2019 The waxing gibbous moon will act as a convenient guidepost. National Geographic, "Should we sacrifice our skies for 5G service?," 4 Dec. 2019 Her example will always be a guidepost and her memory will forever make a difference in the lives of her family. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 9/25," 25 Sep. 2019 Eight goals by 2030 The plan's eight specific 2030 goals are split between two of the plan's 2050 guideposts. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Cummins' most ambitious environmental plan yet targets net-zero emissions by 2050," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of guidepost

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of guidepost was in 1738

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“Guidepost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guidepost. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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guidepost

noun
How to pronounce guidepost (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of guidepost

chiefly US : a post next to a trail or road that has a sign on it with directions for travelers

guidepost

noun
guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

Kids Definition of guidepost

: a post with signs giving directions for travelers

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